Homemade White Bean Burgers

Let’s get our veggie burger on with these Homemade White Bean Burgers! They’re aways part of our meal prep routine and are freezer-friendly too!

Homemade White Bean Burgers

Say hello to my latest veggie burger!

These homemade white bean burgers are full of flavor and freezer-friendly too! So feel some to make some to eat now, and a few to scarf later too!

These vegetarian burgers feature a blend of chickpeas and cannellini beans with a medley of veggies and spices for a crazy tasty veggie burger that’s full of texture and flavor.

Veggie Burger with Toppings

tasty toppings for veggie burgers

Choose your favorites from the list below!

I topped mine with lettuce, massaged kale and cabbage slaw, and thinly sliced jalapeño along with a drizzle of my favorite homemade cheese sauce in place of the usual slice of cheese. SO GOOD!

White Bean Veggie Burger

Homemade White Bean Burgers

As written the white bean burger patties themselves are vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free.

For a vegan veggie burger, choose the flax egg option as the binder and then choose your favorite vegan toppings for your burger! For gluten-free burgers, use GF certified oats and snag your favorite GF buns or opt for a lettuce wrapped burger with all the fixings – they’re delicious!

5 from 6 votes

Homemade White Bean Burgers

Let's get our veggie burger on with these Homemade White Bean Burgers!

Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword White Bean Burgers
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 211 kcal
Author Jenn Laughlin – Peas and Crayons


  • 1 can chickpeas (15 oz)
  • 1 can cannellini beans (15 oz)
  • 1 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 1.5-2 cups finely diced onion
  • 1 cup finely diced celery
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 TBSP olive oil (plus extra for pan frying burgers)
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 + 1/2 cups rolled oats or ground/quick oats (not instant)
  • 2 large eggs or flax eggs if vegan
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning blend (I use salt-free Mrs. Dash)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • crushed red pepper flakes for a spicer patty; add to taste


  1. Drain and rinse beans, then set aside.
  2. Dice and mince your veggies and garlic. Sauté celery, onion, and red pepper in 3 TBSP of oil. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, to taste.

  3. Once the veggies are tender, add garlic sauté until fragrant, approx. 30 seconds.

  4. Transfer to a large bowl and add the beans, quinoa, spices, and half the oats. To help hold the burgers together, partially mash beans into veggies with a large fork, mashing about 1/2 of the mixture and leaving the rest mostly whole. Partially whisk eggs and mix into the veggie mixture. Lastly keep adding remaining oats until desired texture is reached. The mixture will be a bit sticky, which is what we're going for!

  5. To make the patties, your veggie mixture into 8 tightly packed balls.

  6. Cup each in the palm of your hands and squeeze tightly, rotating as you gently but firmly press it into a disc using your thumb. Tightly packing each patty will help them hold together, as will chilling. I like mine on the thiner side so middles cook all the way through, but not so thin that they won't hold their shape.

  7. Form into 8 patties, place on two parchment paper lined plates (or a baking sheet if you have room) and refrigerate 30 minutes or longer.

  8. Feel free to prep these overnight, leaving them covered int the fridge to chill. I typically make one burger right away and then leave the remainder in the fridge overnight. The following day I cook up the rest of the burgers and split the batch between the fridge and freezer.

  9. Ready to eat? Pour a tablespoon or two of oil in a skillet, heat to medium-high, so the burgers sizzle when you add them to the pan. Cook for a few minutes on each side until you're left with a golden crust. and a warm center. Repeat for each burger, or cook two at once if you have a big enough pan! I'd skip crowding all four together just because they're a pain to flip when all up in eachother's business.

  10. Once they've had a chance to partially freeze you can pile them in baggies or your favorite airtight container. To re-heat frozen veggie burgers, simply pop on a lined baking sheet in the oven or toaster oven for approx. 20 minutes at 400°F. Bake until the outside is crispy and the center is hot.

Recipe Notes

This recipe yields 8 delicious veggie burgers; some to scarf now and a few to freeze for later

For a vegan veggie burger, use two flax eggs in place of the eggs.

Nutrition Facts are an estimate gathered using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Values calculated for the veggie burger patties, adjust as needed with choice of toppings and extras.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade White Bean Burgers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 211 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 300mg13%
Potassium 243mg7%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 940IU19%
Vitamin C 26.6mg32%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Veggie Burger

freezer instructions

To freeze, simply cook the burgers, allow to cool a bit, and then freeze (spaced) on a plate or cookie sheet.

Once they’ve had a chance to partially freeze you can pile them in baggies or your favorite airtight container. To re-heat frozen veggie burgers, simply pop on a lined baking sheet in the oven or toaster oven for approx. 20 minutes at 400°F. Bake until the outside is crispy and the center is hot.

hungry for more?

Serve your veggie burgers with a side of Chipotle Sweet Potato Salad or Pasta Salad.

I like mine on a bun, fully loaded, but also really enjoy these bean burgers on a loaded lettuce wrap or crumbled on top of a big veggie-filled salad.

If you get a chance to try these homemade white bean burgers, let me know!

Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation. I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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Recipe Rating


  • Allyson

    Hi Jenn, I would like to try out your recipe. Can you recommend a substitute for the quinoa? I am not a big fan of quinoa so I’d was wondering if another ingredient would work just as well in its place?

    • Hi Allyson! My Buffalo Chickpea Veggie Burgers are quinoa free and super similar in ingredients to these veggie burgers. For the White Bean Burgers here you could just skip the quinoa entirely and see how the mixture is looking and sprinkle in some extra oats if a little more binder is needed to keep them together. Easy peasy! xo

      • Allyson

        These white bean burgers were delicious! Thank you! I decided to use brown rice in place of the quinoa and I felt that worked well. I have an electric stove and noticed that veggie burgers remain soft in the center unlike when I’ve made them using a gas cooktop. Any suggestions how to get the center to firm up with an electric stove?

        • So glad you enjoyed them Allyson! My favorite trick for mimicking the results you get with a gas stove is, after pan-frying for that golden crust, pop them in the oven (or toaster oven) preheated to 350F to bake for an additional 8 minutes (times vary a smidge) or so to get them extra hot in the center. I do this a lot with fish and it works great with veggie burgers as an added bonus! This should give the brown rice a little extra cook time which should work great here and you can always keep them in the oven a wee bit longer if needed.

  • Gregory

    5 stars
    Delicious thank you for sharing the recipe they were easier to make than we thought. Donna & Greg

  • Marsha Raines

    5 stars
    Loved the flavor, but they fell apart when I cooked them. On my next batch, I will try an additional egg and/or mashed potatoes as suggested in a previously documented comment.

  • Greta

    5 stars
    Made this for the whole family – it was fantastically tasty.
    Everybody approved the recipe.

  • Nina

    I just made these and stuck them in the freezer. Any idea how to bake them in the oven? I plan to do that instead of frying them. I was thinking 375 or 400 degrees for 20 mins?? Any advice?

    • Christina

      Whoops I meant I stuck them in the fridge, not the freezer!

      • When I bake the pan-fried-and frozen veggie burgers I do 375 F for about 20-25 minutes – flipping halfway through to crisp each side until crisp on the outside and heated through inside. I haven’t baked the fresh from the fridge uncooked veggie burgers with this particular recipe so I’d just use the above time and temp as your starting point and take it form there. I’ll try to test a bake-only version of these next time we make them! xoxo

  • Stephenie

    Made these today. Delicious! I didn’t have much luck with them sticking together, so we’re going to try to figure it out. For reference, we’re at a high altitude with low humidity.

    • Hi Stephanie! Glad you found them tasty and I’m totally here to help trouble shoot on getting them to stick. I’m at sea level and like, 100% humidity here in FL most days so I’d say we’re for sure working with a different setting, lol!

      A little extra of the wet/sticky ingredients should help your burgers! A third egg or “flax egg” could totally help if the mixture seems too dry. Another trick would be to add some steamed/mashed sweet potato for extra moisture and binding.

      • Stephenie

        5 stars
        We’ll give that a try next time. It’s possible that my fresh eggs might have been small (no clue how to measure them, lol) so an additional egg is probably right. I hadn’t thought of mashed sweet potato, but that sounds great with the flavor profile! Thanks!

  • nice way to get my required (by my diet) dose of legumes, just never thought it would be in a burger, thank you for this inspired recipe!

  • Suzy

    5 stars
    I am blown away by how good these are! Just perfect!

  • Sandi

    5 stars
    My husband is now vegetarian and I have been looking for a good burger. Thank you.

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